TBY Yoga (To Be You)


Based on 5 reviews

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NPS Score 10/10

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450 N Seymour Ave

Mundelein, IL, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Weekends only



About TBY Yoga

Yoga provides us with an opportunity to get to know ourselves from the inside out. Society teaches us to live externally, while yoga teaches us to live internally. It’s what makes exploring the teachings so profound. While teachers in training will learn how to teach yoga...

Yoga provides us with an opportunity to get to know ourselves from the inside out. Society teaches us to live externally, while yoga teaches us to live internally. It’s what makes exploring the teachings so profound. While teachers in training will learn how to teach yoga poses and sequences, this training focuses on teaching yoga students. Teaching others begins with our own personal, internal integrity, which is why we place great importance on studying yoga’s code of ethics first. Coursework includes yoga humanities, in-depth instruction on teaching postures and, sequencing classes. Great emphasis is placed on ethics, anatomy, physiology, and the meditative quality of this ancient yet timeless practice.

Held at Life Force Health Center 450 N. Seymour, Mundelein, Illinois. Learn in a supportive environment with ongoing mentoring opportunities for graduates. The latest principles of movement, alignment, and biomechanics will be taught. Small student/teacher ratio. Two years of consistent yoga practice is required to enroll. Inquire/Apply

TBY Yoga School’s 200-hour program gives students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of yoga and to enhance their personal yoga practice. This comprehensive training gives students a foundation for understanding the system of yoga through in-person intensive training, lectures, videos, reading assignments, and discussion.

Features of TBY Yoga School Training:

  • Small student/teacher ratio
  • Comprehensive curriculum
  • Ongoing mentorship post-training
  • Trusted, professional instruction
  • Held at the lovely Life Force Health Center

TBY Yoga is a registered yoga school. Upon completion of training, students are welcome to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200. Click on the TBY Yoga Teacher Training Program Flyer for more details.

First Registered October 2021

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First Registered October 2021

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 5

By Tendayi Esquilin RYT® 200

Jun 14, 2022

Julia Jonson is very committed to equipping her students with all the necessary tools, so that they are able to practice as qualified yoga instructors. Her methods are very practical... and students quickly are given work so that they are teaching and practicing what they are learning. Julia focuses on all aspects of yoga, the physical, and dharma, the therapeutic benefits, the emotional aspects of teaching various people with different needs and abilities. I was never bored learning. We were putting in nearly eight hours of learning at a time, but conversations were engaging, informative, and often fun. There is only so much you can learn in the time given, for a basic course, but she uses the time well and wisely. Julia Jonson herself is an exceptional practitioner... so many years of experience, and it shows in the way she teaches and tries to impart what she has learning over the years. And of course, she herself continues learning from others. One of the things I loved about the course is Julia's philosophy of making yoga accessible to various people with varying degrees of abilities. She was constantly showing how to bring yoga to others in ways that work for them!! So important! Julia also supports her students outside of the classroom. She clearly wants to see them blossom and succeed. The student and teacher relationship easily becomes a mentorship as well, if the student asks for more help and advice beyond class. If you reside in the Chicago area, I would not recommend anyone else; if one wants hands-on learning. There are many good teacher training places, of course, but I really liked the small class, same students, and the way Julia kept building upon the materials she introduced us to. Full Review

By Natasha Williams RYT® 200

Jun 11, 2022

TBY Yoga was an amazing school to attend to follow my dream as a yoga teacher. Julia is a wonderful teacher, mentor and yoga teacher. As a student her classes bring me so much joy. Full Review

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Julia Jonson

RYT® 500, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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